By Tina Snell, Staff Writer
As per the administration’s recommendations, the Little Falls School District activity fees and meal prices will increase for the 2012-13 school year.
Business Manager Nancy Henderson told the Board of Education Monday night that for the past five years, the prices for activity fees were increased on a rotating basis between the middle school and the high school. Every other year, the middle school would see a $5 increase on each activity and the same for the high school, during the alternate years.
This year the cost will increase for middle school activities. Boys and girls sports will cost $50 for each activity and speech will now be $30.
Lunches will increase by five cents at all schools.
Students at the high school will pay $2.65 for a full-price lunch and 40 cents for a reduced lunch. Adult lunches will be $3.55. Milk or juice will cost 45 cents and a second entree will be $1.70.
Students at the middle school will pay $2.50 for a full-priced lunch and 40 cents for the reduced-price meal. Adult meals will be $3.55. Milk and juice will cost 45 cents and a second entree will cost $1.70.
At the elementary schools, students will be charged $2.40 for a full-priced lunch and 40 cents for the reduced-price meal. Adult meals will be $3.55, milk and juice will cost 45 cents and the second entree will be $1.70.
Little Falls School Board briefs
Other business conducted by the Little Falls School Board Monday night included:
• Hearing a report on possible certified and classified staff position reductions and transfers from interim human resource director Rande Smith;
• Approving an extended leave of absence agreement with Dr. Maxine Strege, principal of Dr. S.G. Knight and Lincoln elementary schools, effective July 1;
• Voting to put Michelle Brekken, a social worker at the Little Falls Community Middle School, on unrequested leave of absence without pay or benefits, effective at the end of the 2011-12 school year;
• Approving the Health and Safety policy which assists the district in promoting health and safety, reducing injuries and complying with federal, state and local health and safety laws and regulations;
• Approving the Blue Cross Blue Shield rates for the 2012-13 school year. For catastrophic major medical insurance with a $5,000 deductible, coverage for a single person is $327.50 per month and family coverage is $856 per month. For the same coverage with a $1,500 deductible, coverage for a single person is $457 per month and $1,195.50 for a family. Preferred Gold coverage for a single person will cost $538.50 and for a family, $1,409;
• Voting to renew the food service contract with Chartwells. Increases per meal from the 2011-12 to the 2012-13 school years are: breakfast from $1.019 to $1.074; lunch from $1.457 to $1.52; and milk from $0.2191 to $0.2235;
• Approving the lease agreement with the Franciscan Sisters for classroom space for CEC at a rate of $51,858 for 12 months;
• Voting to cancel the May 29 regular School Board meeting and adding two special Board meetings May 31, in the evening and June 14, in the morning;
• Accepting the resignations of Chad Kaddatz as junior varsity football coach and Aaron Sinclair as varsity football head coach
• Accepting donations of $509.30 from Boxtops for Education; $150 from Kemps Nickels for Schools; $100 from Atomic Learning; $175 from Bob LeMieur Roll-offs, Refuse and Recycle; $175 from Little Falls Dairy Queen; $750 from Knight Elementary Association; $92.30 from Green School Project; and many monetary and material donations for the second annual Day of Caring; and
• Approving the summer school session for students under 16 years old.
The next regular School Board meeting will be held at the Morrison County Government Center Tuesday, June 12, at 5:30 p.m.